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Join us at the New York Baby Show! The family-friendly mega event for expectant and new parents (and their babies and toddlers) from the Tri-State area will take place on the weekend of May 17-18, 2014 at Pier 92 in NYC! For more info and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkbabyshow.com.
7 | Panelists 9 | Speaker & classes 11 | Exhibitors 14 | Exhibitor map 17 | Just Stroll With It Our annual guide to the best strollers of the year
27 | Diaper Genius We’ve found a diaper bag for every mom—and even one just for dads
30 | Time To Thrive A renowned child expert has written a wonderful guide to the toddler years
34 | How To Have A Healthy, Happy Pregnancy We asked several of the city’s top doctors for their advice about this life-changing time
39 | Popes & Dreams Rosie and Daron Pope return to The New York Baby Show with their new line of baby clothes and plenty of parenting advice
41 | Bump It Up A selective guide to NYC’s best prenatal & parenting resources
46 | The Wisdom of Oz The talk show host and wellness maven—and new mom!—Daphne Oz dishes up savvy advice on how to have a healthy and stylish pregnancy
48 | Last Word As her newborn turns into a toddler, one mom says “good-bye” to the “new mom” excuse
50 | Doodles & Diapers The lighter side of raising a baby
52 | Parental Guidance Sage advice from some of our favorite pros in pregnancy & parenting
he other day, I held a friend’s baby, and my old tricks came back to me in what felt like a rush of muscle memories. All of sudden I was gently swooshing her through the air, my new toy airplane; then we were waltzing to music that only existing in my mind; and, in the end, she was so generous with her drool, I felt it was only fitting that we played peek-a-boo with my shirt. As the experience, with its joys and aches, reminded me, I’m no longer a new parent—my children are 14 and 10—but still I love bonding with infants and toddlers. That will probably be evident to you should we meet here at the New York Baby Show—and we just might. I’m the guy with the big bushel of graying hair who will be walking up and down the show’s long corridors non-stop for two days, trying to be helpful to parents while catching up with exhibitors, some who are beginning to feel like old friends I see at the annual reunion. And you know what? I love it. I love seeing all of you so excited to be here, so happy to get out of the apartment or house, so fundamentally interested in doing right by your children. May I offer one piece of advice? While you’re here at the Baby Show, take your time. Enjoy the vendors. Enjoy the demos. Enjoy the rest stations. You don’t have to see everything to see a lot. If you enjoy the experience, my hope is that you’ll let this be the start of your relationship with New York Family magazine, which produces the New York Baby Show. Let your next stop be our website (newyorkfamily.com) where you can sign up for our free weekly e-newsletters, especially New York Family Baby, which is for expectant and new parents with infants and toddlers. For now, though, thank you for joining us at the New York Baby Show. My colleagues and I at New York Family are honored to be able to help you at the start of your journey into parenthood. Warm regards,
On the Cover: Photo by Lindsay May for Classic Kids Photography On cover-baby Oscar: Rosie Pope Baby Boys Infant Long Johns
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THE NEW YORK BABY SHOW IS HERE! Join us at the New York Baby Show! The family-friendly mega-event for expectant and new parents (and their babies and toddlers) from the Tri-State area and beyond will take place on the weekend of May 17-18, at Pier 92 in Manhattan. Explore a mix of top products and services for maternity, baby, and toddler, along with an inspiring menu of speakers and demonstrations from highly regarded and beloved experts in the world of parenting and pregnancy—including a key note address (with an audience Q & A) with maternity designer and parenting guru Rosie Pope.
A few highlights: • Top Brands Over 100 of the top maternity, baby, and toddler brands from all over the world. • Speakers Starting with Rosie Pope’s keynote panel, there will be a variety of expert speakers providing information and answering questions on key aspects of pregnancy and parenthood, from birthing to baby-wearing, from co-parenting to nursery school admissions. • Stroller Test Track The expanded track simulates real world obstacles including gravel, grass, bumps, gates, cobblestone, street grates, and more, allowing you to test out the numerous brands at the show! • Dads’ Lounge Offering a welcoming lounge with information and support to dads, moms, and everyone. • Moms’ Lounge An oasis away from the busy show floor to relax, feed, and change your baby.
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• Play Area Take a break and have some fun with the toys provided.
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12:30PM – Saturday & Sunday On The Main Stage Rosie Pope Moderates The New York Baby Show’s Keynote Panel Rosie Pope, Pregnancy Guru and Founder of Rosie Pope Maternity, Rosie Pope Baby, and MomPrep; Mother of Four Rosie’s days are filled with being a mom, wife, designer, educator, TV personality, Amazon Mom contributor, and author of Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy. Her goal is to bring together the highest quality products, information and expert devices to make each woman’s journey through pregnancy and motherhood the best it can be. Daron Pope, President and CEO of Rosie Pope Maternity, Rosie Pope Baby, and MomPrep; Father of Four Mississippi born and New Jersey bred, Daron is equally comfortable talking about Brett Favre as he is Jon Bon Jovi. It’s this dichotomous background which allowed Daron to transition seamlessly from College Football Quarterback and Wall Street Wunderkind to Breast Pump Tutorials and sought after Diaper Bags.
Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD, Pediatrician and Co-Founder of the Baby Bundle App; Mother of Three Known to her patients as “Dr. Jen,” Dr. Trachtenberg is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; she has published two parenting books and has a private practice on the Upper East Side.
Jada Shapiro and Anna Merrill, Birth Day Presence Founders; Mothers Birth Day Presence is NYC’s longest-running independent Childbirth Education Center and Doula Service provider and a leading pre- and post-natal support center. Jada Shapiro is a DONA-trained birth and postpartum doula, Lamaze and Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator, and mother. Anna Merrill is a certified Lamaze childbirth educator, DONA-certified birth doula, trained postpartum doula, and mother of two. Conner Herman, co-founder of Dream Team Baby Sleep Consultation and Author; Mother of Four Conner Herman is one of the founders of Dream Team Baby Sleep Consultation and the co-author of the popular sleep book The Dream Sleeper: A Three-Part Plan for Getting your Baby to Love Sleep. Conner is also the mother of four young children and a former major in the United States Air Force.
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SPEAKERS & DEMOS SATURDAY MAY 17TH SEMINAR AREA 11:00 AM – Baby Wearing – Caribou Baby Join Adriane Stare of Brooklyn’s own Caribou Baby for an informative seminar on baby wearing. 12:00 PM – Preschool Admissions 101 – Smart City Kids Learn the ABC’s of Nursery School Admissions with the founder of Smart City Kids, which specializes in guiding families through the various admissions processes in the city for nursery, public, and private schools. 1:30 PM – Is Your Marriage “Baby Ready”? – Twiniversity Many parents diligently prepare their body and home for the arrival of a baby—but have you prepared your relationship? Join Natalie Diaz, founder of Twiniversity and author of What To Do When You’re Having Two, and find out how to have kids and still live happily ever after. 2:30 PM – Top Breastfeeding and Pumping Myths – Evenflo’s Shari Criso Shari Criso is a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and mother of two. DEMO CLASSES 11:30 AM – Music with Eastside Westside Music Together Children ages birth through 4 years and the adults who love them can experience a sample Music Together class. 12:15 PM – Rocking Chair Music with Greg Stare 1:00 PM – ZGT Language Join ZGT for a fun-filled Mandarin class, which will include singing, dancing, and playing games—all in Mandarin! The class will be run by the head of ZTGKids, Valerie Evering, who makes up her own educational songs in Mandarin. 1:30 PM – Singalong with Music For Aardvarks 1:45 PM – Super Soccer Stars – Kick & Play From the creators of Super Soccer Stars, Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program for ages 12-24 months. Kick & Play is designed to enhance toddlers’ development through play led by instructors with the help of their character friends, Mimi and Pepe! 2:30 PM – Musical Performance by Rockin’ Richy
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Our Annual Guide To The Best Strollers Of The Year Edited by Mia Weber
inding a stroller that’s right for you and your child can be a confusing task, given the variety of attributes and amenities that many strollers now feature. While it can be a difficult decision, the ultimate factors should always be safety, comfort, mobility, and a harmony with your personal budget. To help you distinguish between the wheel deal and models that just aren’t for you, we’re proud to present our annual guide to the best strollers of the year—prepare to rock ‘n stroll!
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6 1. 4moms Origami: 4moms’ high-tech Origami stroller power-folds at the touch of a button and features a built-in generator that charges both the stroller’s electronic features and your cell phone as you walk. With daytime running lights, pathway lights for low-light conditions, sensors that detect when a child’s in the seat (so it’ll never fold by accident), and a handlebar LCD that shows the temperature, speed, and distance traveled, the Origami is the Starship Enterprise of stroller models. $849.99, 4moms.com 2. Baby Jogger F.I.T.: Perfect for easing back into your workout routine post-partum, Baby Jogger’s F.I.T. jogging stroller is an easy addition to any mom’s exercise regimen. Suitable for both everyday walking and intense running, this lightweight stroller carries up to 75 lbs and features 16inch wheels ideal for long strides and rough terrain. Complete with a sun canopy with peek-a-boo window, quick-fold technology, and a lifetime warranty, the F.I.T. is sure to bring out your inner athlete. $299.99, babyjogger.com 18
3. BABYZEN YOYO: This super-compact stroller is the first in the world that, when folded, is totally compliant with the size recommendation for airplane carry-on baggage. This convenient feature, coupled with four-wheel suspension, an exclusive soft-drive system, a reclining backrest, and a variety of color options, make the YOYO a must for families on-the-go. Suitable for babies starting at 6 months. $469, saksfifthavenue.com 4. BOB Motion: As the name suggests, BOB’s Motion stroller is perfect for parents who are on-the-go. After 15 years of focusing efforts on jogger strollers, BOB’s first-ever four-wheel Motion stroller is a compact, lightweight, and durable alternative with plenty of storage space. With a onehand, quick-fold frame that locks automatically, this stroller can be easily assembled or collapsed while you’re on the move. The pneumatic tires and rugged suspension system allow for smooth maneuvering on bumpy terrain, and the comfortable,
8 infinite recline seat with a fivepoint harness is sure to keep your little one safe and sound. $349.99, bobgear.com 5. Britax Affinity: The new and very versatile Britax Affinity stroller combines fashion and function for a look that’s supremely sleek and modern. Parents can select from 18 different fabric and frame combinations to build a premium, custom stroller unique to their family. With Britax’s notable safety and design standards and cool color packs (each of which includes a canopy, shoulder and buckle pads, a basket liner, and a machine-washable padded seat liner) like “cactus green” and “fossil brown” this is definitely a fashion-forward stroller. Frame, $599.99; Color packs, $99.99 each; britaxusa.com/affinity 6. Bugaboo Donkey: For the best in versatility, check out the Bugaboo Donkey. This stroller has the ability to convert from a mono, with flexible luggage options, to a duo ideal for children of different ages to a twin for
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kids of the same age, and back again. The ever-changing stroller will be available in trendy colors for this spring, including ice blue and soft pink. The fresh and vibrant tones will brighten up the equipment while the highest quality fabrics and new extendable sun canopy will keep the hues at their best and provide ample weather protection for your precious travelers. From $1,269, bugaboo.com 7. Bumbleride Indie 4: The Bumbleride four-wheel allterrain Indie 4 is designed for modern parents who need a stroller equipped for city life and weekend adventures. The Indie 4’s easy maneuverability and compactable frame and are perfect for the urban parent, but its pneumatic tires and all-wheel suspension also make for simple transitions to more rugged environments. The Bumbleride Indie 4 also features a roomy seat that is appropriate for infants and as well as toddlers, and a generous storage area— plus it comes bundled with Bumbleride’s Infant Carrycot. As with all other Bumbleride
products, the Indie 4 is made eco-consciously. $599, bumbleride.com 8. Chicco Activ3 Stroller: The new Chicco Activ3 Stroller is dual mode (it works as a travel system and as a stroller) and is safe and stable, offering full suspension with two settings. Go soft for walking or rigid running. Plus, the stroller has a hand-activated parking break, an adjustable five-point safety harness, several folding configurations, a large canopy with tinted peeka-boo windows, a removable parent tray and cup holders, and more. $299, chiccousa.com 9. Combi Catalyst: This threein-one modular stroller has the versatility to function as a complete travel system, a bassinet stroller, and a toddler stroller. The infant car seat adapter is included and works with Combi’s Shuttle infant car seat and those of other major brands. The reversible seat has a weight capacity of 50 lbs. The unit’s other key features include an oversized canopy, durable polyurethane wheels,
one-hand adjusting, a large storage basket, and all-wheel suspension in an easy fold model. $379.99, combiusa.com 10. CYBEX Onyx: The versatile CYBEX Onyx stroller works equally well for your infant or for your 55-lb toddler. The latest model comes in a splashy chili pepper red and maintains all its well-loved features: four-position recline, rear-wheel suspension, a one-pull harness, and a super big canopy. And when combined with the CYBEX’s Aton or Aton 2 Infant Car Seat, you have a fantastic travel system. $260, cybex-online.com 11. Evenflo FlexLite Pro: Evenflo’s FlexLite Pro is a lightweight stroller for families on-the go. The infant car seat accommodates babies as small as 4-45lbs and the stroller can handle little ones up to 50 lbs. It features a durable design, onehand folding, a full-size canopy with peek-a-boo window, a reclining seat, large storage basket with front access, and swivel front wheels. $159.99, evenflo.com
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17 12. Graco Aire3 Click Connect Travel System: A two-for-one deal, Graco’s Aire3 Click Connect Travel System includes a lightweight stroller and the best-selling Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat. The stroller has a sleek threewheeled design with cup-holders and a multi-position seat for growing children, plus it comes with a reverse-facing car seat when bought as a travel system. Stroller, $229.99; Travel System, $349.99; gracobaby.com 13. Inglesina All-Terrain Quad Stroller: Inglesina’s new AllTerrain Quad Stroller is ideal for the rough sidewalks of New York City. Equipped with large ball-bearing wheels and shock absorbers, your baby won’t feel a thing while riding over uneven pavement. A onehanded folding mechanism will compact the carrier for perfect storage in even the smallest of apartments. The quad also comes with a reversible, four-position seat for the most comfortable experience, and a roomy bassinet is an available option for newborns. $599, inglesina.us
18 14. Jané Trider Extreme: Jané’s Trider Extreme has large diameter front wheels, which make maneuvering a dream. Recommended for age 4 months up to when a baby weighs 40 lbs, the stroller features a long length suspension stroke and adjustable shock absorbers for maximum comfort. Additionally, the equipment can double as a high chair at the dinner table because of the adjustable hammock height, and is compatible with various car seats. $790, jane-usa.com 15. Joovy Qool: Get your groove on with Joovy’s Qool stroller, which has 20 style variations for you to choose from (plus ten fun colors and two different frames). With a cantilever four-wheel suspension system, your baby will stroll smoothly from point A to point B. An adjustable handlebar allows parents of all heights to comfortably use the stroller, while the fully padded and reversible seat also comes with leg support for your little one. $549, joovy.com
16. Kinderwagon Tandem Umbrella: Kinderwagon’s Tandem Umbrella stroller is lightweight, narrow, and easily collapsible for city parents who need a stroller suitable for their growing families. The front seat is suitable for children from 6 months up to 50 lbs, with a two-position recline and leg rest. The rear seat is suitable for little ones from 3 months and can recline to 130 degrees. Features include one-touch double brakes, a removable canopy with two viewing windows, a rain cover, and a removable cup holder. $299.99, kinderwagon.com 17. Lilly Gold Sit ‘n’ Stroll: Lilly Gold’s Sit ‘n’ Stroll has five different useful configurations, from car seat to fully functional stroller to FAA-certified flight seat, to a perfect dining booster buddy, this versatile carrier makes traveling with your tiny tot a breeze. The Sit ‘n’ Stroll is ideal for newborn babies up to when they weigh 40 lbs and can become both a forward-facing and reversefacing car seat. $329.99, lillygold.com
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18. Maclaren Quest: As with all Maclaren buggies, the Quest features a lightweight and compact umbrella-fold design, which makes it ideal for city parents who may have limited storage space. The Quest is appropriate for children from birth through the toddler years. With an easy-to-adjust seat (with four positions), an Infant System with cocooning head and foot barriers, a large waterproof hood with viewing window and storage pocket, a five-point harness, and more, the Quest is truly a renaissance stroller. $270, shopmaclarenbaby.com 19. Mamas and Papas Armadillo: Light, practical, and nononsense, this stroller (its name is inspired by the robust yet sturdy animal) has a large, lieflat seat and adjustable leg rest designed to give baby wiggle room and added comfort during nap time. Its compact size nonetheless features everything parents might want including a large shopping basket, easy carry handle, peek-a-boo window, XL removable hood canopy, puncture resistant tires,
rear brake, and an automatic lock when the stroller is folded. Car seat compatible with the Aton, Maxi Cosi Cabrio Fix, Max Cosi Pebble, and Chicco Key Fit 30, it also comes in a wide range of colors. $279.99, us.mamasandpapas.com 20. Mountain Buggy nano: The Mountain Buggy nano is the ultimate travel companion, as it promises convenience, longevity, maneuverability, and first class safety standards. A stylish and innovative travel buggy, the nano features premium quality and refined style. Weighing in at a mere 13 lbs, the nano also has the ability to fold into its own custom-made travel bag (to fit into overhead bins on airplanes and trains), as well as built-in car seat adapters that work without any additional accessories. $199.99, mountainbuggy.com 21. Orbit Baby G3: The new Orbit Baby G3 product line offers parents the most customizable premium stroller and car seat system on the market. Orbit Baby is a complete child travel system, from stroller to car seat and
beyond. With an emphasis on advanced safety and engineering, Orbit Baby is continually recognized for its innovation, ergonomic design and environmentally friendly focus. Its unique features, including 360 rotation, true one-handed stroller fold, and certified green fabrics, have made this system a top choice for parents. The mixable G3 product line allows parents to customize their stroller system with car seats, stroller seats, bassinets, rockers, and storage options, and to convert their single stroller to a double. From $660, orbitbaby.com 22. Peg-Perégo Book Plus: PegPerégo’s Book Plus stroller is reversible and practical, enabling a transition from newborn to toddler with one stroller. The seat adjusts to several different positions, including a flat position for newborns, and can convert to a travel system by attaching the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 infant car seat. The Book Plus is easy to use and maneuver, featuring a one-piece handle, “easy drive” wheels, and a compact, easy close. $499.99, pegperego.com
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23. phil&teds smart lux: The new smart lux stroller by phil&ted’s promises to be a luxury stroller on air. A luxurious and compact single stroller, the smart lux has a sleek, urban design that rolls confidently over cobblestones and pavements. With air-filled rear wheels and front wheel suspension, the smart lux offers uncompromised all-terrain maneuverability in a modern stroller, providing the most comfortable ride for your child. Additionally, the smart lux comes complete with a modular convertible main seat (with lay-flat, parent-facing, and forward-facing modes all in one seat) and offers 21 riding options to grow with your child from birth to 4 years or 44 lbs. $399.99, philandteds.com 24. Quinny Buzz Xtra: The Quinny Buzz Xtra is the next generation of the popular Quinny Buzz 22
stroller. The recently launched model features a new canopy design that provides more coverage, as well as a flip-out visor, air-filled tires, a roomier shopping basket, and an adjustable parent handle. Additionally, the Buzz Xtra has a reversible seat, multiple position recline options, and is compatible with Quinny Tukk Foldable Carrier and MaxiCosi Infant car seats (adapters included). $595, quinny.com 25. Safety 1st Lift LX Travel System Stroller: Safety 1st’s handy stroller takes an innovative onestep-fold system and brings it together with their best-selling OnBoard 35 infant car seat. Snazzy features include a convenient QuickClick system for secure car seat attachment and side impact protection as well as LATCH for easy installation. The travel stroller can accommodate
children up to 50 lbs. $239.99, safety1st.djgusa.com 26. Schwinn Turismo: A single swivel wheel jogger, the Schwinn Turismo offers uncompromising safety standards and a great comfortable ride aided by a rubberized, adjustable, and slip-resistant handle. With an exposed spring suspension, the stroller is compatible with many top infant car seats. Some extra perks include cup holders for parents and children and a built-in MP3 speaker to keep everyone entertained. $189.99, schwinnbikes.com 27. Snugli Stroller: The sleek, black, aluminum-framed Snugli Sroller can be paired with Snugli Style Sets in funky colors with geometric, camouflage, and quilted patterns, enabling parents to customize their stroller’s
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stroller is lightweight, modular, and versatile—a practical option for city parents seeking a less weighty stroller and a smoother ride. Featuring reclining, forward, and rear-facing seats, plus a compact fold even with the seat attached, the newest Fuze is decked out in a cool mod pattern and includes a universal car seat adapter. Try it with the compatible Prodigy Infant car seat with Smartscreen technology that takes the guesswork out of the installation. $329, summerinfant.com 30. UPPAbaby VISTA: Part sports car, part SUV, this smart stroller system accommodates newborns up to 50 lbs and grows with your family by converting into an inline double if needed. The easy-to-handle model is a smooth rider with shock and suspension. It has
a reversible seat and a simple one-step fold, with or without a car seat attached. It works with UPPAbaby’s MESA car seat as well as other leading brands. The model comes with a bassinet and toddler seat, an extra large storage basket, and an extendable SPF 50+ sunshade. $729.99, uppababy.com 31. urbini Hummingbird: The world’s lightest full-featured stroller is the unique urbini Hummingbird, weighing in at just under 7 lbs. However, with a fivepoint safety harness, reinforced frame, and comfort covers, the skinny stroller doesn’t sacrifice protection for its lightness. The equipment also includes a foam padded handle, storage basket, and swivel arm. The Hummingbird comes in four cool colors, including raspberry, lime, peacock, and classic black. $99.99, walmart.com
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Diaper Genius We’ve Found A Diaper Bag For Every Mom—And Even One Just For Dads By Samantha Simon and Elisabeth Frankel Reed It can be a lot of fun to shop for baby gear, but with so much variety and so many factors weighing on every decision, it can also be overwhelming. This sense of shopper’s angst can be particularly true when it comes to diaper bags. With so many available styles, designs, and features, even super-savvy moms can find their heads spinning. When you’re looking for the perfect diaper bag, be sure to focus on your individual style and needs, as well as what functional aspects are the most important to you. We’ve rounded up a few of our fave new styles that are as durable as they are diverse (we’ve even found the perfect tote for dads).
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1. For The Hipster Mom: This colorful and oversized Be Prepared diaper bag from tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be is perfect for a long day away from the apartment. With an abundance of space to stash anything you could possibly need while running around town, overpackers will delight in this roomy and unique design. The cushioned exterior features insulated bottle pockets, plus the bag comes with a memory foam changing pad, a picture pocket for keeping precious photos handy, and color-coded pocket. A magnetic and zipper closure system combines with tokidoki’s whimsical Fairytella print for a modern look. $188, tokidoki.it 2. For The Sporty Mom: Available in quilted or patent black as well as in several patterns (like the colorful Aberdeen Stripe print), the Le Sportsac Ryan bag is as cute as it is functional. The sporty material makes it easy to clean, and while there’s plenty of pocket space—both outside and inside—the bag remains super lightweight, even when loaded up with gear. Plus, it easily attaches to your stroller. $138-158, lesportsac.com 3. For The Practical Mom: The Skip Hop Chelsea satchel mixes convenience with runwayworthy style, thanks to its faux leather details. Insulated side pockets allow busy moms on the go to easily store bottles, snacks, and sippy cups, while four interior pockets help you stay organized. The satchel, which comes complete with an adjustable shoulder strap, clips on to any stroller and features a front compartment that flips down for a second look. $99, skiphop.com 4. For The Chic Mom On The Go: The plum-toned Allure convertible satchel by Twelve Little is perfect for the parent who wants every diaper bag style rolled into one. The
sophisticated design can be worn as a satchel, hobo, or cross body while still retaining total functionality as a diaper bag. The luxe bag features waterresistant nylon with leather trim, two hidden bottle pockets, and multiple slip pockets for quick and easy storage. $250, twelvelittle.com 5. For The Rock Star Mom: Rebecca Minkoff’s Logan Baby Bag is the ultimate in diaper bag fashion. The uber-chic design features custom light gold hardware on its nylon fabric with genuine leather trim. Despite its trendy look, this tough tote comes with stroller straps, bottle pockets, and a changing pad—not to mention a convenient dual flap magnetic closure. Whether you wear this sleek standout as a satchel or as a shoulder bag (thanks to the adjustable strap), you’re sure to turn a few heads. $325, rebeccaminkoff.com 6. For The Downtown Mom: If you’re looking to add a pop of fun color to any outfit, Marc Jacobs’ Pretty Nylon Eliz-ababy is just the bag for you. The casual and accessible tote is a label-loving mom’s dream come true. Its lightweight quilted fabric is easy to clean and features four exterior pockets that come in handy for on-thego storage. Available in solid colors and fun patterns, this diaper bag is a subtle staple for any mom. $298, marcjacobs.com 7. For The Mom-Of-All-Trades: No matter how you get around, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack has got you covered. Use it as a backpack to keep your hands free for baby, use it as a messenger bag so you can quickly grab something from inside, or hang it from your stroller for the ultimate convenience. The side folds down into a changing station with a removable (and washable) pad, and it features multiple pockets for organizing diapers, wipes,
and bottles and a magnetic closure for easy opening. The backpack comes in a variety of fun fabrics and patterns, like the brand-new Sunshine in Scandinavia Glazed print. $179, petunia.com 8. For The Fashionista Mom: Having an infant doesn’t mean you have to give up designer accessories. This luxurious nylon Kate Spade NY Stevie Baby Bag with patent leather trim and 14-karat gold-plated hardware is for moms who want the convenience and amenities of a good diaper bag, such as waterproof lining and deep side pockets for bottles, but don’t necessarily want to make it obvious that they’re carrying one. $398, katespade.com 9. For The Classic Mom: If you’re looking for something with the traditional diaper bag look, cinda b’s Babe-A-Licious Baby Bag II is the way to go. The machine-washable and waterresistant hobo-style bag is a cute and functional option with a convenient magnetic closure and plenty of pockets. Plus, it can also be worn cross-body style. With a wide range of preppy color and pattern choices available (we’re loving the NYCinspired Empire Slate shade) and a matching changing pad included, you can’t go wrong. $118, cindab.com 10. For The Dapper Dad: Despite providing all of the utilities of a standard diaper bag, including a roomy interior and plenty of internal compartments to keep things organized, this Diaper Dude Black Convertible bag features a minimal yet modern and manly look. Tuck-away straps allow it to be used as a backpack or messenger bag, and it can also be clipped to a stroller for extra convenience. The best part? The bag comes with a checklist of necessary supplies on the inside flap, so forgetful dads don’t have to fret about leaving behind any essentials. $109.99, diaperdude.com
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Time To Thrive A Renowned Child Expert Has Written A Wonderful Guide To The Toddler Years By Kristin Tablang
Tovah P. Klein, PhD, is a child psychologist and the director of the internationally renowned Barnard College Center for Toddler Development. She spends five days a week pondering, observing, studying, and interacting with 50 individual toddlers (kids ages 2-5) and teaches undergraduate and graduate students at Barnard about tots. Her advice has appeared in The New York Times, Redbook, Parents, and numerous other publications. She’s also a developmental adviser for “Sesame Street,” and the mother of three boys. Her latest book, How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success, explores and explains the working of the toddler brain. According to Klein, the toddler years are among the least studied in childhood research, despite the fact that they are some of the most crucial when it comes to cultivating a child’s potential for future success. In the first half of the book, Klein dissects the latest scientific findings in the field to prove that the toddler years are indeed when a child’s neural pathways that are necessary for thriving in life are set. Klein aims to explain the reasoning behind toddlers’ often perplexing 30
behavior, ultimately hoping to arm parents with the ability to view the world from their toddler’s point of view. She tackles topics such as the “Toddler Paradox”—how toddlers can flip-flop so quickly from wanting to be fiercely independent, to acting like a temperamental, helpless baby. She chiefly stresses the importance of developing skills such as resilience, self-regulation, self-reliance, and empathy. In the book’s second half, Klein reveals an adaptable set of methods parents can utilize to decipher—and manage—toddler behavior, from how to handle specific challenges such as eating, sleeping, and toilet training, to broader notions like managing change and sharing. To dig deeper into the world of toddlers, we caught up with Klein about some of the central topics and themes in her most recent book! In what ways are the toddler years the most crucial time period for developing a child’s ability to thrive and succeed later on in life? What skills are particularly important to develop during this time? Tovah Klein: The toddler years are a time of incredible, rapid change. There is the most rapid brain development happening, a child is acquiring language, physical, and thinking skills and experiencing new, intense emotions. Some of these [first-time] emotions [include] particularly anger but also pride and shame. The toddler is also moving out in the world
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and separating from the parent. This means they are developing a sense of who they are. They are curious and eager to discover the world. So all of this exploration, knowing that there is someone close by to turn to if they need help or comfort, or simply a check-in is what gives them a base. They are developing the sense of self—what they like and dislike, a sense of trust in others and confidence in their own abilities. They are slowly starting to know their emotions and importantly the beginnings of being able to handle those emotions (what we call regulation). The seeds of becoming independent later, of being able to both take care of themselves and be compassionate to others, are being laid down now. What’s the cause behind the stereotypical “toddler tantrum,” and what can a parent do to tame it—or avoid it altogether? TK: Tantrums don’t need to be avoided. They happen because sometimes the child is overwhelmed, and they don’t have the language to communicate or understand what they are feeling. There is a reason behind a tantrum, even if the adult has no idea what it is. They don’t have the brain development yet to handle the flood of emotion. They melt down. It is important for parents not see this as being bad and do all they can not to take it personally. Toddlers need us to stay calm when they are this upset. Our emotions affect them. So often we think our child’s behavior is a sign that we are not good parents, or the child is being disrespectful. That is not the case. If you are in a crowd, or a public place, best to remove the child to a calmer and quieter setting. Sometimes that is going into another room so they can calm down… The most important part is when the child calms.
TK: Parents worry that if they don’t show their toddler the right way to do things their child will never learn. But toddlers learn from trying things over and over, struggling through, and eventually figuring out. They have incredibly active curiosity and want to learn. Parents can intervene too often and correct their children or show them the “right” way to do things. This can actually make a toddler feel like they can’t do it, they don’t know how. They don’t trust themselves and feel ashamed of what they can’t do. Parents have good intentions, but it is better to back off and let toddlers try, stumble, and try again. Our role as parents is to help them through the frustration, rather than directing them to believe there is only one right way to do something. How do you indulge a toddler’s desires without ultimately creating a spoiled, entitled child? TK: Such a great question and an important one. Nearly every parent worries at some point that their child is becoming a brat. I understand why— toddlers can be very demanding. But recognizing your child’s desires does not mean giving in or meeting them on the spot every time. Empathy and recognition go a long way—everyone wants to be understood in their desire, even if it is not indulged. Toddlers especially need to be understood, and labeling their desire helps them manage it. This is how we begin to help our children handle disappointment as well (which is part of life forever!). So instead of saying: “How many times have I told you no cookies before dinner?” you can try empathy: “I know how much you love cookies, so I am going to put them on the counter so they are ready for after dinner!” Or: “You really wanted to play more at the playground, so tomorrow we are coming back!” Toddlers live in the moment, and one of our roles is to recognize that and help them move on. In other words, recognize a need or desire, but with limits.
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Pregnancy The Journey From Pregnancy To Birth To Motherhood Entails Huge Physical And Emotional Changes. We Asked Several Of The City’s Top Doctors For Their Advice About This Life-Changing Time Prenatal Advice:
of blood tests to determine if you are immune to rubella and chickenpox. Currently, genetic testing should include at least cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and fragile X syndrome for everyone. –Peter G. McGovern, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s The woman who starts her pregnancy at an appropriate weight should gain about 25-30 lbs during her pregnancy. So the average patient needs to increase her intake by 150 calories. This equals a glass of skim milk. Gaining too much weight increases the risk of gestational diabetes and hypertension. Gestational diabetes can contribute to increasing the size of the baby and increasing the risk of shoulder dystocia and cesarean section. Hypertension can increase the risk for preterm birth induction and placental blood flow compromise. –William Schweizer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center
Improve your nutrition, make sure your vaccinations are up to date, modify your lifestyle by increasing exercise and changing behaviors that could adversely affect your pregnancy (such as smoking), and start taking a prenatal vitamin. Each pregnancy and birth is a unique experience and your obstetrician is there to be your compass to guide you. –Szilvia Nagy, MD, Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist, NewYork-Presbyterian/ Lower Manhattan Hospital
Purchase an abdominal binder and wear it like a girdle around your hips for support when wearing dresses or skirts. Keep flip-flops around if pregnant in the summer for when your shoes don’t fit at the end of a long work day that was too hot to wear compression knee-high stockings. –Geeta Sharma, MD, Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Sit down with your doctor and review any chronic medications you take to ensure that you are using medications that are safe during pregnancy. Make sure your doctor has sent a prenatal panel
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Post-Natal Advice: Breastfeed! Unless you have a medical contraindication (and there are a few), breast is best for both mother and baby. Like all new things, it sometimes takes time to get things started, but don’t give up. Watching a baby thrive on breast milk is a powerful feeling for a mother and a wonderful way to bond. –Janet Stein, MD, Director of Obstetrics, Mount Sinai Beth Israel A fever (greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees) with or without malaise, abdominal pain, increased
bleeding, or breast tenderness is not normal. This can be a sign of a uterine (endometritis), breast (mastitis) or a wound infection (abdominal incision post cesarean section or vaginal laceration). Women must call their provider immediately when fever or other signs of infections are recognized, for the successful treatment of postpartum infection is time-dependent. Another serious problem in the postpartum period is the early identification of psychosocial issues. Postpartum blues are very common in the first few weeks after giving birth. Persistence of extreme mood changes or inability to function must be recognized by the family, the patient, and the provider. –Peter G. McGovern, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Sometimes women get swollen or have hemorrhoids appear after delivery. Putting ice packs on for the first 24 hours followed by warm soaks or sitz baths can help relieve the discomfort. –Joanne Stone, MD, Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Rest at home leads to success in breastfeeding and helps the mother become a sane parent. When my patients leave the hospital I always warn them about well-meaning family members. Everyone wants to come by to visit the baby. Little children want to hold their newborn cousins, and all want to hear the story about the miracle birth. The mother needs to rest after her delivery. She needs to learn her baby’s routine. Family members should be told to keep their visits short. Tell them to bring food, like pizza, quiche, stew. –William Schweizer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center Wear an abdominal binder now around your waist (even in the hospital) to help support your abdominal muscles. –Geeta Sharma, MD, Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Editor’s Note: For an expanded version of this story, please visit newyorkfamily.com.
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Rosie And Daron Pope Return To The New York Baby Show With Their New Line Of Baby Clothes And Plenty Of Parenting Advice By Mia Weber
One of the annual highlights of the New York Baby Show is the presence of maternity and parenting maven Rosie Pope. Last year, Rosie served as a spokeswoman and keynote speaker at the Baby Show, while her husband, Daron Pope, represented a dad’s perspective on the panel of parenting experts. Rosie and Daron graced New York Family’s April 2014 cover and are both expected to have prominent roles in the 2014 Baby Show. Originally, Rosie rose to prominence in the pregnancy and parenting realms with her eponymous maternity clothing line. She then gained national recognition with her Bravo series, “Pregnant in Heels,” in which she established her chops as a parenting adviser, a role she solidified with her MomPrep classes and book, Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy. The big news this year is that Rosie recently launched a line of baby clothes (see sidebar) and is now the first-ever contributor to Amazon Mom, Amazon Baby, and Amazon Registry. As for the Baby Show, the Popes (who recently
welcomed their fourth child—a healthy baby girl) love coming because it lets them share their expertise directly with parents seeking answers to pressing parenting questions. “I really encourage people who are coming to learn about all the vendors and look at all the different gear, but also take advantage of the sessions they have. Just forget everyone else in the room and ask those questions that had you up at 1am searching on Google,” Rosie says. “Take those questions with you and get real answers. It’s an invaluable experience—it rarely happens, to have that many people in one spot who are going to answer your questions.” And Daron concurs, underscoring the educational aspect of the event. “Becoming a smart parent doesn’t happen in a post-graduate setting…so I think the New York Baby Show is a great opportunity to go meet products and companies and to talk to Rosie. It’s a great forum for finding pertinent information.” Be sure to check out Rosie and Daron at the New York Baby Show on May 17-18 at Pier 92!
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Bump It Up A Selective Guide To NYC’s Best Prenatal & Parenting Resources For expectant and new parents (with children up to toddler age), New York Family has four very special and helpful resources: The New York Baby Show: New York Family’s grand annual event will take place this month on May 17-18 at Pier 92. The expo attracts thousands of new and expectant families from the metropolitan area who come to discover hundreds of leading vendors and services for new families, while also enjoying seminars and lectures by parenting and family experts and sharing all sorts of fun activities with their infants and toddlers. newyorkbabyshow.com Our Weekly Baby Newsletter: We also offer expectant and new parents a wonderful and free weekly e-newsletter filled with tips on preand post-natal resources, shopping tips, news, and musings—not to mention wonderful give-
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We asked our March 2014 cover-mom, Daphne Oz, for a few pearls of wisdom on both maintaining wellness during pregnancy and dressing for a bump. How to Maintain Wellness During Pregnancy: Try to find a balance in your cravings. If you’re gunning for something sweet, see if the natural sugar found in an apple or other fresh fruit—or even a sweet potato—will suffice. If not, treat yourself to a small portion of whatever it is you’re really craving. Indulge for a good cause. Don’t cave for the junk that’s just going to satisfy you in the moment because it’s convenient, but is made from artificial ingredients or is a couple of days old. Treat yourself to something really fresh, decadent, and homemade! That way, you know exactly what is going into your body, and your little one’s. Drink more water than you thought humanly possible. When pregnant, your blood volume basically doubles, plus it’s doing the filtering work of two bodies, so you want to make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water to help flush toxins away and provide plenty of fluid to move all the essential nutrients you’re eating to your baby. Sleep when you need to. It was really hard for me to get into the habit of napping, but I stopped being able to sleep well through the night, so I started making sure I’d sleep whenever my body felt it was the right time. That way, even if I could only get comfortable for six or so hours at night, I made up some time with a 30-minute—or two hour!—siesta in the afternoon. How to Dress for Pregnancy: Stay sexy. You don’t have to wear spandex all the time, but muumuus aren’t the only option either. Things that remind you of your femininity and changing shape are best. Remember, pregnancy is beauty, but it’s also pure power: you’re growing a human! So flaunt that incredible body with confidence. Don’t stock up on pregnancy clothes. By month five, I was happily enjoying my highwaisted, elastic band jeans, but I paired them with sweaters or blouses that I could also wear post-pregnancy. Patterns on top, solids on bottom. I’m a New Yorker, so black and neutrals are often my “color” of choice, but I like to get bright and colorful for “The Chew” I found the most flattering outfits to be the ones where I had a bright, fun pattern on top—not too busy—and then kept it sleek and simple in a muted tone or solid on bottom.
Co-host Of “The Chew,” Wellness Maven, And New Mom Daphne Oz Dishes Up Savvy Advice On How To Have A Healthy And Stylish Pregnancy By Bridget Moriarity
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the new baby excuse As Her Newborn Turns Into A Toddler, One Mom Says “Good-Bye” To A Catch-All Justifier
My daughter turns 1 this spring, and though I’m excited to celebrate this milestone, there’s one thing I’m not looking forward to: Losing my “new baby” excuse. Until now, if I couldn’t remember something I should obviously know—like bringing my 4-year-old son’s snow pants to preschool so that he could go outside at recess—I could blame it on my mommy-brain. Missed my friend’s birthday? The constant sleep deprivation is eroding my memory. Still haven’t lost the baby weight? I gave birth just a few months ago! But now that my daughter is hitting the 12-month mark, I don’t have the fact that I brought a human being into the world mere months ago as an explanation for my failings. Sure, I’m still exhausted. But what parent isn’t? I’ve pretty much made it through the trenches of the first year (for the second time) and should be able to cope with the day-to-day demands of life again, right? This became obvious to me the other day when I was getting my hair done. I was seeing a new stylist I’d never been to before, and we were at that awkward moment where she quietly unfurls my hair, taking in all my imperfections while I watch wordlessly in the mirror. “When’s the last time you got your roots colored?” she asked, lifting up a handful of my limp, unwashed hair. “Um…a few months ago?” I ventured. “I have a new baby,” I added. “I can barely get out of the house!” It wasn’t until the stylist asked how old my kid was—“11 months,” I mumbled—that it dawned on me I don’t actually have a new baby anymore. I don’t have any baby. I have a toddler. Sigh. Things have changed. Now, if I’m 15 minutes late to an appointment and lugging a hyper 1-year-old, I don’t get the same looks of understanding I did when there was an infant nestled in my arms (even though the latter was easier). If I let the dishes pile up to a disturbing height in the sink, I can’t tell myself it’s because 48
I’m nursing around the clock and don’t have a minute to spare. When I’m secretly wearing my maternity sweatpants to the grocery store…well, that’s just because they’re comfortable. My daughter’s turning 1 and what I’m really thinking is: I have to get my act together. The good news is that things are getting easier. My daughter’s less fussy, more fun, and growing independent. She and my son can play together in the same room without me worrying she’ll be fatally injured. And she started sleeping through the night, which means my brain is starting to function again. I no longer wake up thinking: “How am I going to get through this day?” Now, I don’t feel that way until at least 10am. But, even with these major lifestyle improvements, I still can’t get myself to find the time or motivation to do certain things. Like the laundry. I find myself fantasizing that I live in a place like Downton Abbey, where everything from getting dressed to preparing one’s meal is done for you (then I realize, I do live in a place like Downton Abbey, only it’s my son and daughter who are being waited on…by me!). I guess what I’m realizing is this: Maybe it’s not having a baby (who, let’s face it, is not really a baby anymore) that’s holding me back from getting back into the swing of things. Maybe it’s me. Having a kid rocks your world, and it takes time to figure out how to take care of you, your newborn, and the rest of your family without freaking out on a daily basis. For some people, they adjust right away. For others, it takes longer. But when you finally do come up for air, life is there, waiting for you. And you just have to jump back in. Eventually, we all figure it out. Which is what I’m doing. I think I’m almost there. But in the meantime, I’ll hold off on those dirty dishes! Leah Black is the former executive editor of New York Family. She and her husband are the proud parents of Avi and Lily.
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Sage Advice From Some Of Our Favorite Pros In Pregnancy & Parenting Edited by Mia Weber There’s nothing quite like solid parent-to-parent advice to help foster feelings of confidence and calm when expecting a new addition to the family. We sought out experts on a variety of topics— from prepping the nursery to creating a top-notch support system—to help you build your arsenal of tried-and-true tips. Using Your Resources
Amazon Mom contributor, and author of Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy Taking Time For Yourself “Words of wisdom from a new mom—again at 40—to new moms everywhere: Make sure to take at least ten minutes a day to recharge your batteries. We get so busy taking care of our newborns that we always put ourselves last on the list. Find ten minutes to laugh, relax, reflect, rejuvenate, or just breathe.” –Lyss Stern, founder of DivaMoms.com and co-author of If You Give a Mom a Martini...100 Ways to Take 10 Blissful Minutes For Yourself Sharing Responsibility
“Becoming a parent is so many wonderful things, but it is also overwhelming and nerve-wracking and even the decisions you would have thought might have been easy become overwhelming (ahem…which stroller to choose!). The New York Baby Show is a great place to talk to experts like myself to figure out the best decisions for your family and take the stress away from this beautiful time in your life.” –Rosie Pope, founder of Rosie Pope Maternity, Rosie Pope Baby, and MomPrep, 52
“Parent together as a team! If you’re parenting with another person, make sure both of you get good at calming, changing, dressing, feeding, bathing, and every other necessary task. Life is much easier when one of you doesn’t shoulder the entire responsibility, and it feels great to be able to hand your baby over to a competent and caring partner.” –Matt Schneider and Lance Somerfeld, co-founders of the NYC Dads Group
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Nursery Prep “We love a good theme in the nursery but we often suggest that parents avoid taking any theme too literally. Instead, select pieces that will grow with your child and reflect your personal style. After all, it’s you who will be spending a ton of time in the nursery alongside your baby, so it’s important that you love the space.” –Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio, co-founders of Project Nursery Support System “One of the best things you can do [as a new parent] is set up a support circle—this is like your superhero clan. These women and men should be well versed in parenting—maybe one is a great cook and can help with meals post birth, and one’s a great listener and can be an uplifting presence during the baby blues, and one’s a person who can watch the baby while you and your partner go out on date night.” –Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow and author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to a Fabulous and Abundant Pregnancy Reading Material “The best piece of parenting advice I got as a new mom was to buy Dr. Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block. The soothing techniques outlined in that book—especially the swaddling— empowered me as a mom to finally have a way to comfort my baby in almost any situation. Having concrete ways to help my baby when he was distressed significantly impacted my confidence as a new mom.” –Heather Ouida, co-founder of Mommybites
sometimes our hormones can struggle to readjust and may need some help to get back on track.” –Priscilla Dunstan, founder of the Priscilla Dunstan Research Center and author of Calm the Crying: Using the Dunstan Baby Language Embracing The Chaos “One of my favorite pieces of advice that most new parents don’t ever receive is to just give up. Give up trying to do it all. Give up playing the baby Mozart and give up on making plans any further out than what you’re having for dinner. Nesting doesn’t end at birth. You’ve built it—now remember to live in it! Give up trying to merge your old life into your new one and embrace the madness and magic of parenthood. Stop trying to stay sane and just laugh over the nonstop insanity that being a parent throws at you.” –Greg Pembroke, founder of reasonsmysoniscrying.com and author of Reasons My Kid Is Crying Resting Up
Parenting Perspective “Beware of parents who tell you they have all the answers. Their public certainty about any one childrearing philosophy is probably in direct proportion to their private uncertainty about it. There are many, many fine ways to raise a kid.” –Jennifer Senior, journalist and author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood Bonding & Wellness “Your well being will effect your child’s well being... The ‘fourth trimester’ is a time of learning and adjusting for both you and your baby—and is exceptionally important for bonding with and securing your baby’s emotional and physical development. If you’re feeling sad, overwhelmed, or panicky, speak to your own doctor, not just your baby’s—
“My best piece of parenting advice is to get your much-needed chores done while your baby or babies are sleeping and try to catch catnaps whenever you can. If friends and family are coming over to visit, ignore them, put your head to your pillow and get some shut eye. They’ll understand, plus, when the baby or babies are with someone you trust you’ll get better quality sleep.” –Natalie Diaz, founder of Twiniversity and author of What To Do When You’re Having Two Fostering Independence “Do less! Whether it’s helping your baby sleep, reach for a toy, or play with other toddlers, do less of everything. She’ll learn to fall asleep if you put her down awake, and she’ll learn to play regardless of how many classes she takes.” –Natalie Nevares, founder of Mommywise Spring 2014 | New York Family Baby 55
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Published on Jun 24, 2014
New York Family is a monthly family lifestyle magazine focused on the interests, needs, and concerns of New York City parents. The print pub...